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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which of the following people broke away from feminism and made new allegiances, in particular, with gay men rather than with other women?
2. The British critic ________ described cultural materialism as "a politicized form of historiography."
3. Who does the narrator describe as a prominent contributor to "Inside/Outside," who pointed out that "identity categories," like "gay" and "straight," "tend to be instruments of regulatory regimes"?
4. According to the narrator, post-colonial criticism gained currency through the influence of all the following books except for which one?
5. What is the term used to describe the study of narrative structures that combines characteristics and is derived from structuralism and linguistic theory?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was the "Vulgar Marxism"?
2. Briefly explain what lesbian/gay critics do.
3. What is discourse as it relates to new historicism?
4. According to the narrator, what is one significant effect of post-colonial criticism?
5. Who was Karl Marx?
6. Briefly explain new historicism as it is described by the author.
7. What is narratology?
8. Is stylistics confined to just the analysis of literature? Explain.
9. What are the four characteristics that define the term "Political Shakespeare"?
10. How does Barry use the term "discourse" in relation to narratology? Who else used such term according to Barry?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze and describe the organizational structure of New Historicism theory.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the relevance of Beginning Theory to English literature today.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how women are represented by both men and women in a piece of literature that you have read in the past. Explain how this representation of women would be viewed by feminist critics.
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